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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944943/effect-of-systemic-application-of-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-healing-of-peripheral-nerve-injury-in-an-experimental-sciatic-nerve-injury-model
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Zahir Kizilay, Serdar Aktas, Nesibe Kahraman Cetin, Didem Bakay Ilhan, Gulfem Ersoy, Haydar Ali Erken
AIM: To investigate the effects of systemic application of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells in a compression model of peripheral nerve injury. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 24 male Wistar albino rats were randomly divided into 3 equal groups (n=8):Control (C),injury (I),and stem cell and injury (SI).The sciatic nerve of rats in the I and SI groups was subjected to clip compression for 5 minutes.Moreover,approximately 5x105 bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells were given via tail vein of the rats in the SI group immediately after clip compression...
July 12, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944895/comparison-of-morphology-phenotypes-and-function-between-cultured-human-il%C3%A2-4%C3%A2-dc-and-ifn%C3%A2-dc
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Zhiliang Jin, Jing Fan, Yajuan Zhang, Yongxiang Yi, Lili Wang, Dandan Yin, Tao Deng, Wei Ye
Dendritic cells (DCs) as professional antigen presenting cells, are important in the initiation of the primary immune response. The present study compared the morphology, phenotypes and function between monocyte‑derived human DCs produced from a conventional culturing system containing granulocyte‑macrophage colony‑stimulating factor (GM‑CSF) and IL‑4 (IL‑4‑DC) and DCs generated by the stimulation of GM‑CSF and interferon (IFN)‑α (IFN‑DC). When compared with IL‑4‑DC in morphology, IFN‑DC contained more organelles, including endoplasmic reticulum and myelin figures, whereas mature (m)IL‑4‑DC contained more vacuoles in the cells...
September 21, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944860/polyaniline-promotes-peripheral-nerve-regeneration-by-enhancement-of-the-brain%C3%A2-derived-neurotrophic-factor-and-ciliary-neurotrophic-factor-expression-and-activation-of-the-erk1-2-mapk-signaling-pathway
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Lin Fan, Yan Xiong, Zhen Fu, Dingfeng Xu, Lei Wang, Yong Chen, Haoyang Xia, Na Peng, Shaojun Ye, Yanfeng Wang, Lina Zhang, Qifa Ye
A previous study has demonstrated a progression in the nerve regeneration by polyaniline/cellulose (PANI/RC), although the underlying mechanism was not elucidated. In the present study, regenerated nerves were investigated, using histological techniques, functional assays and western blot analysis. The triceps surae muscle weight ratio percentages of the sham, regenerated cellulose (RC) and the PANI/RC groups were 38.88±4.76 and 76.32±7.11%, respectively. The thickness of the myelin sheath for the aforementioned groups were as follows: 1...
September 20, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944113/psychiatric-symptoms-as-the-first-clinical-presentation-of-multiple-sclerosis-a-case-report
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Muhammad Aadil, Aitzaz Munir, Muhammad Jahanzaib Anwar, Hasnain Arshad, Ibrar Anjum, Aniqa Faraz
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune condition which affects the axon myelination in the brain. There can be multiple ways it can present initially, but physical signs and symptoms are the most common ones. We are reporting a case of MS from Pakistan which presented with neuropsychiatric features and was offered psychiatric care, but the patient declined treatment because of stigma related to psychiatric care. Four months later when her condition worsened, further investigation showed it to be a case of MS...
July 15, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943412/magnetic-resonance-microdynamic-imaging-reveals-distinct-tissue-microenvironments
#5
Dan Benjamini, Peter J Basser
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides a powerful set of tools with which to investigate biological tissues noninvasively and in vivo. Tissues are heterogeneous in nature; an imaging voxel contains an ensemble of different cells and extracellular matrix components. A long-standing challenge has been to infer the content of and interactions among these microscopic tissue components within a macroscopic imaging voxel. Spatially resolved multidimensional relaxation-diffusion correlation (REDCO) spectroscopy holds the potential to deliver such microdynamic information...
September 21, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943274/gene-therapy-induced-antigen-specific-tregs-inhibit-neuro-inflammation-and-reverse-disease-in-a-mouse-model-of-multiple-sclerosis
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Geoffrey D Keeler, Sandeep Kumar, Brett Palaschak, Emily L Silverberg, David M Markusic, Noah T Jones, Brad E Hoffman
The devastating neurodegenerative disease multiple sclerosis (MS) could substantially benefit from an adeno-associated virus (AAV) immunotherapy designed to restore a robust and durable antigen-specific tolerance. However, developing a sufficiently potent and lasting immune-regulatory therapy that can intervene in ongoing disease is a major challenge and has thus been elusive. We addressed this problem by developing a highly effective and robust tolerance-inducing in vivo gene therapy. Using a pre-clinical animal model, we designed a liver-targeting gene transfer vector that expresses full-length myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) in hepatocytes...
September 19, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942063/in-vivo-magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri-of-laminae-in-the-human-cortex
#7
REVIEW
Robert Trampel, Pierre-Louis Bazin, Kerrin Pine, Nikolaus Weiskopf
The human neocortex is organized radially into six layers which differ in their myelination and the density and arrangement of neuronal cells. This cortical cyto- and myeloarchitecture plays a central role in the anatomical and functional neuroanatomy but is primarily accessible through invasive histology only. To overcome this limitation, several non-invasive MRI approaches have been, and are being, developed to resolve the anatomical cortical layers. As a result, recent studies on large populations and structure-function relationships at the laminar level became possible...
September 20, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941015/neuroglial-interactions-underpinning-myelin-plasticity
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REVIEW
Omar de Faria, E A Claudia Pama, Kimberley Evans, Aryna Luzhynskaya, Ragnhildur T Káradóttir
The CNS is extremely responsive to an ever-changing environment. Studies of neural circuit plasticity focus almost exclusively on functional and structural changes of neuronal synapses. In recent years, however, myelin plasticity has emerged as a potential modulator of neuronal networks. Myelination of previously unmyelinated axons, and changes in the structure of myelin on already-myelinated axons (like changes in internode number and length or myelin thickness or geometry of the nodal area) can in theory have significant effects on the function of neuronal networks...
September 22, 2017: Developmental Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940767/human-mesenchymal-factors-induce-rat-hippocampal-and-human-neural-stem-cell-dependent-oligodendrogenesis
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Janusz J Jadasz, Lena Tepe, Felix Beyer, Iria Samper Agrelo, Rainer Akkermann, Lucas-Sebastian Spitzhorn, Maria Elena Silva, Richard O C Oreffo, Hans-Peter Hartung, Alessandro Prigione, Francisco J Rivera, James Adjaye, Patrick Küry
The generation of new oligodendrocytes is essential for adult brain repair in diseases such as multiple sclerosis. We previously identified the multifunctional p57kip2 protein as a negative regulator of myelinating glial cell differentiation and as an intrinsic switch of glial fate decision in adult neural stem cells (aNSCs). In oligodendroglial precursor cells (OPCs), p57kip2 protein nuclear exclusion was recently found to be rate limiting for differentiation to proceed. Furthermore, stimulation with mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)-derived factors enhanced oligodendrogenesis by yet unknown mechanisms...
September 22, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940651/mechanical-plasticity-during-oligodendrocyte-differentiation-and-myelination
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REVIEW
Helena S Domingues, Andrea Cruz, Jonah R Chan, João B Relvas, Boris Rubinstein, Inês Mendes Pinto
In the central nervous system, oligodendrocyte precursor cells are exclusive in their potential to differentiate into myelinating oligodendrocytes. Oligodendrocyte precursor cells migrate within the parenchyma and extend cell membrane protrusions that ultimately evolve into myelinating sheaths able to wrap neuronal axons and significantly increase their electrical conductivity. The subcellular force generating mechanisms driving morphological and functional transformations during oligodendrocyte differentiation and myelination remain elusive...
September 21, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940645/lineage-tracing-reveals-dynamic-changes-in-oligodendrocyte-precursor-cells-following-cuprizone-induced-demyelination
#11
Emily G Baxi, Joseph DeBruin, Jing Jin, Hayley J Strasburger, Matthew D Smith, Jennifer L Orthmann-Murphy, Jason T Schott, Amanda N Fairchild, Dwight E Bergles, Peter A Calabresi
The regeneration of oligodendrocytes is a crucial step in recovery from demyelination, as surviving oligodendrocytes exhibit limited structural plasticity and rarely form additional myelin sheaths. New oligodendrocytes arise through the differentiation of platelet-derived growth factor receptor α (PDGFRα) expressing oligodendrocyte progenitor cells (OPCs) that are widely distributed throughout the CNS. Although there has been detailed investigation of the behavior of these progenitors in white matter, recent studies suggest that disease burden in multiple sclerosis (MS) is more strongly correlated with gray matter atrophy...
September 22, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940333/rapid-myelin-water-imaging-in-human-cervical-spinal-cord
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Emil Ljungberg, Irene Vavasour, Roger Tam, Youngjin Yoo, Alexander Rauscher, David K B Li, Anthony Traboulsee, Alex MacKay, Shannon Kolind
PURPOSE: Myelin water imaging (MWI) using multi-echo T2 relaxation is a quantitative MRI technique that can be used as an in vivo biomarker for myelin in the central nervous system. MWI using a multi-echo spin echo sequence currently takes more than 20 min to acquire eight axial slices (5 mm thickness) in the cervical spinal cord, making spinal cord MWI impractical for implementation in clinical studies. METHODS: In this study, an accelerated gradient and spin echo sequence (GRASE), previously validated for brain MWI, was adapted for spinal cord MWI...
October 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939905/expression-and-differential-responsiveness-of-central-nervous-system-glial-cell-populations-to-the-acute-phase-protein-serum-amyloid-a
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Massimo Barbierato, Mila Borri, Laura Facci, Morena Zusso, Stephen D Skaper, Pietro Giusti
Acute-phase response is a systemic reaction to environmental/inflammatory insults and involves hepatic production of acute-phase proteins, including serum amyloid A (SAA). Extrahepatically, SAA immunoreactivity is found in axonal myelin sheaths of cortex in Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis (MS), although its cellular origin is unclear. We examined the responses of cultured rat cortical astrocytes, microglia and oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) to master pro-inflammatory cytokine tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α and lipopolysaccaride (LPS)...
September 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939414/role-of-the-epigenetic-factor-sirt7-in-neuroinflammation-and-neurogenesis
#14
Nicolas Burg, Stefan Bittner, Erik Ellwardt
Epigenetic regulators are increasingly recognized as relevant modulators in the immune and nervous system. The class of sirtuins consists of NAD(+)-dependent histone deacetylases that regulate transcription. Sirtuin family member Sirt1 has already been shown to influence the disease course in an animal model of autoimmune neuroinflammation (experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE)). A role of Sirt7, a related epigenetic regulator, on immune system regulation has been proposed before, as these mice are more susceptible to develop inflammatory cardiomyopathy...
September 19, 2017: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939293/dose-dependent-s-allyl-cysteine-ameliorates-multiple-sclerosis-disease-related-pathology-by-reducing-oxidative-stress-and-biomerkers-of-dysbiosis-in-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
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B M Escribano, E Luque, M Aguilar-Luque, M Feijóo, J Caballero-Villarraso, L A Torres, V Ramirez, F I García-Maceira, E Agüera, A Santamaria, I Túnez
Garlic is a component of the Mediterranean diet. S-allyl cysteine (SAC), the most common organosulphur present in garlic, possesses neuroprotective properties. This investigation was performed to evaluate the dose-dependent protective action of SAC on oxidative damage, inflammation and gut microbiota alterations biomarkers. Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) as a model of multiple sclerosis (MS) was induced by the myelin oligrodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG), whose effects were quantified by examining the changes in: clinical score, lipid peroxidation products, carbonylated proteins, glutathione system, tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα), and lypopolysaccharide membrane bacteria (LPS)...
September 19, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938612/magnetic-resonance-imaging-tracking-and-assessing-repair-function-of-the-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-transplantation-in-a-rat-model-of-spinal-cord-injury
#16
Hongwu Zhang, Liqin Wang, Shihong Wen, Qingfeng Xiang, Xianhong Xiang, Caixia Xu, Yong Wan, Jingnan Wang, Bin Li, Yiqian Wan, Zhiyun Yang, David Y B Deng
The transplantation of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) to repair spinal cord injury (SCI) has become a promising therapy. However, there is still a lack of visual evidence directly implicating the transplanted cells as the source of the improvement of spinal cord function. In this study, BMSCs were labeled with NF-200 promoter and lipase-activated gadolinium-containing nanoparticles (Gd-DTPA-FA). Double labeled BMSCs were implanted into spinal cord transaction injury in rat models in situ, the function recovery was evaluated on 1st, 7th, 14th, 28 th days by MRI, Diffusion Tensor Imaing, CT imaging and post-processing, and histological observations...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938340/paediatric-traumatic-brain-injury-prognostic-insights-and-outlooks
#17
Alicia K Au, Robert S B Clark
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability in children. Prognostication of outcome following TBI is challenging in this population and likely requires complex, multimodal models to achieve clinically relevant accuracy. This review highlights injury characteristics, physiological indicators, biomarkers and neuromonitoring modalities predictive of outcome that may be integrated for future development of sensitive and specific prognostic models...
September 21, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937316/age-dependent-responses-of-brain-myelin-integrity-and-behavioral-performance-to-radiation-in-mice
#18
Zhimeng Fu, Yunfei Zhao, Kaixiang Zhang, Jian Wang, Min Zhang, Xianghui Zhao
Radiation therapy is widely used to treat primary and metastatic brain tumors, but it may also lead to delayed neurological complications. Oligodendrocytes in the central nervous system produce myelin, and myelin integrity becomes highly vulnerable after brain irradiation. In this study, mice at different developmental stages were used to test the age-dependent sensitivity of myelin formation and maintenance, as well as behavioral performance after whole-brain irradiation (WBI). Mice at postnatal days 21 and 28 and at 2 months received a single dose of 25 Gy WBI...
September 22, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937034/effect-of-cordyceps-sinensis-on-the-treatment-of-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-a-pilot-study-on-mice-model
#19
Shan-Shan Zhong, Ya-Juan Xiang, Pen-Ju Liu, Yang He, Ting-Ting Yang, Yang-Yang Wang, A Rong, Jun Zhang, Guang-Zhi Liu
BACKGROUND: As a traditional Chinese medicine, Cordyceps sinensis (CS) possesses a variety of immunoregulatory properties. This study aimed to explore the therapeutic potential of CS in a mice model of multiple sclerosis (MS)-experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). METHODS: Female C57BL/6 mice were immunized with myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein35-55to induce EAE, followed by an instant intragastric feeding with a low dosage of CS (low-CS group, n = 5), high dosage of CS (high-CS group, n = 5), or the same volume of normal saline (control group, n = 5)...
October 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936467/peroxisome-motility-measurement-and-quantification-assay
#20
Jeremy Metz, Inês G Castro, Michael Schrader
Organelle movement, distribution and interaction contribute to the organisation of the eukaryotic cell. Peroxisomes are multifunctional organelles which contribute to cellular lipid metabolism and ROS homeostasis. They distribute uniformly in mammalian cells and move along microtubules via kinesin and dynein motors. Their metabolic cooperation with mitochondria and the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is essential for the β-oxidation of fatty acids and the synthesis of myelin lipids and polyunsaturated fatty acids...
September 5, 2017: Bio-protocol
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